FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022 side-event
"Creating Sustainable Food Systems in Asia Monsoon Region through Science and Innovation"

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In 2021, Japan launched Strategy “MeaDRI” which aims to enhance agricultural productivity potential and sustainability through innovation as a new approach for sustainable food systems. In line with this strategy, JIRCAS was assigned to coordinate the activities to strengthening network among various stakeholders and to accelerate innovations in the Asia-Monsoon region through dissemination of information, and joint research activities. Here, we introduce the outlines of the Strategy, Green Asia project, as well as key innovations.

Organized by

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

Thursday, October 13th, 2022, 18:00~ 19:30(JST)

Program (tentative):

Opening remarks
KOYAMA Osamu (President, JIRCAS)

Welcome Remarks
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council’s Secretariat, MAFF, Japan (TBC)

“Green Asia: accelerate innovations in the Asia Monsoon region through dissemination of information and joint research activities”
FUNAKI Yasuro (Director, Social Sciences Division, JIRCAS)

Key Innovation 1
“Potential mitigation of life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from rice cultivation by alternate wetting and drying (AWD)” 
MINAMIKAWA Kazunori (Senior Researcher, Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, JIRCAS)

Key Innovation 2
“Biological nitrification inhibition (BNI)-enabled wheat and maize which maintain the yield with reduced nitrogen fertilizer application”
Guntur V. Subbarao (Senior Researcher, Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, JIRCAS)

Closing Remarks
IIYAMA Miyuki (Program Director/Information, JIRCAS)

Registration period
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Information and Public Relations Office, JIRCAS
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